Senior School

  • Dance Show

    24 March 2017
    This year's dance show, held on Wednesday of this week, was a huge success raising over £500 for the charity CLIC Sergeant (supporting children with cancer).
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  • Kingdon discovers juggling!

    23 March 2017
    Spring made a much-welcomed appearance during week nine of the Lent Term, which took on a very Maths-based theme. Not only did National Pi Day come around on the 14th, but the Fourth and Fifth Form Academic Scholars were also treated to an eye-opening talk by Colin Wright at the Intermediate Kingdon...
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  • UKMT Regional Team Challenge

    22 March 2017
    On Tuesday 21st March, Tarik Abed, Alex Duckett, Charlotte Farrell and Jonny Russell took part in the highly contested UKMT team challenge.
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  • The Gothic comes to life

    21 March 2017
    Following the very successful celebration evening of Shakespeare’s life back in November 2016, the English Society met again this week but turned their attention away from the ‘whole community’ (so warmly embraced at the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death evening) to the smaller community that...
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  • Duke of Westminster Award

    20 March 2017
    We are delighted to announce that Sixth Former, Tom Millington was shortlisted for the Duke of Westminster Award. Hundreds of candidates from around the UK were nominated and the application and Tom's own presentation took him to the penultimate stage of the competition.
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  • Athletics Success

    20 March 2017
    Last Saturday, a Third Form athlete, Joshua O’Brien, represented Kent at The ESAA National Cross Country Championships at the Norfolk Showground in Norwich.
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  • Musical Musings

    17 March 2017
    Tuesday evening saw this term’s second Informal Concert take place in Groves Hall.
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  • Messing around with boats

    15 March 2017
    Last week, the Royal Navy section of the CCF purchased a remote controlled destroyer and aircraft carrier. The Fifth and Lower Sixth Form cadets were tasked with using them in the pool to create an activity for the Third Form cadets to learn buoyage.
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  • Joint Concert

    10 March 2017
    Tuesday evening saw the Prep School’s Bates Hall play host to the (now biennial) Joint Concert; a celebration of musical talent from both the Senior School and the Preparatory School.
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  • Senior team celebrate success at ‘Youth Speaks’ public speaking competition

    09 March 2017
    The Rotary Club ‘Youth Speaks’ public speaking competition took place at the Cornwallis Academy last Saturday.
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  • Eye-opening film for Sixth Formers

    09 March 2017
    The Media and RS departments took a group of our A Level students on a trip to The Gulbenkian, University of Kent, last Thursday, to see the film 'Denial', about the trial of the Holocaust denier David Irving.
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  • Immersive experience for Upper Sixth

    06 March 2017
    The Upper Sixth Drama students went to London to partake in an immersive theatre workshop with company Punchdrunk, to learn different techniques actors use to enhance audience experience through this kind of theatre.
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  • Foundations for Thinking Deeply

    02 March 2017
    A group of Lower Sixth Academic Scholars were recently given the opportunity to venture up to London to attend the Academy Conference ‘Foundations for Thinking Deeply’ day. The
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  • Kent Under 16 Rugby Sevens at SVS

    02 March 2017
    The School hosted the Kent Under 16 seven-a-side Rugby tournament this week, comprising fifteen of the best Rugby playing schools in the county.
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  • U13A triumph at Dulwich Prep Tournament

    01 March 2017
    The U13A boys hockey team made the short journey to Dulwich Prep for their annual mini tournament, which the School has won on several occasions. The boys started the day off fantastically, beating St Ronan's 3-0 with some great pass and move hockey.
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  • England Schools Ski Squad Camp 2017

    28 February 2017
    Third Form pupil, Rory Baillie, has recently returned from a week-long training camp in Geilo, Norway with the England Schools Ski Squad.
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  • Official Opening of Tamang Kharka School

    24 February 2017
    This Half Term, the Headmaster and I visited Nepal for the official opening of Tamang Kharka School in the Himalayas.  Our experience there is very difficult to put into words. 
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  • Leading Professor Speaks to Kingdon Society

    22 February 2017
    On Tuesday evening, the Senior Kingdon society was lucky enough to be visited by John Mansfield, who talked about genetic modification of plants, with specific reference to food crops.
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  • Scholar interviews Rob Henderson

    22 February 2017
    Third Form Scholar Callum Hanna recently interviewed ex-Irish rugby union player Rob Henderson, as part of research for a Scholars’ enrichment essay entitled ‘Should rugby be banned from schools?’.
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  • Founder's Day Service

    10 February 2017
    On Monday, we remembered the founding of our School in 1576 by William Lambe, with the annual Founder’s service in St Peter’s Chapel.
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  • Debating team news

    09 February 2017
    This week, our Sixth Form debating teams headed out to the Oxford Schools Debating South East Regional final, held at Sevenoaks School.
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  • National Ballroom Champions

    07 February 2017
    Huge congratulations to Max and Katie Harrison who competed at the Dance Promoters' Association's Central Open on Sunday.
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  • Swimming success!

    03 February 2017
    Our Swimming team has made an excellent start to the season.
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  • Colour Chemists

    01 February 2017
    Sixth Form Chemists have been using electrochemistry to change the colour of vanadium compounds.
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  • I can and I am

    27 January 2017
    As a School we endeavour to place the emotional wellbeing of our pupils at the very core of our pastoral care.
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  • Kent Mini Tournament Winners

    26 January 2017
    The U13 A and B hockey teams travelled over to Ashford Prep School for the Kent Mini tournament this week.
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  • Much Ado About Nothing

    26 January 2017
    On Wednesday evening, a group of Fifth and Sixth Formers ventured out to the Haymarket Theatre to watch a Shakespearean comedy, Much Ado About Nothing.
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  • Kent Schools Championships Success for new team

    25 January 2017
    The newly re-formed Sutton Valence Cross Country team competed at the Kent Schools Cross Country Championships and our Sutton Valence runners returned with an impressive set of results for their first competition.
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  • Research and review during the EPQ Day

    25 January 2017
    Some of the Lower Sixth took part in an EPQ (Extended Project Qualification) day, last Friday, to learn more about doing the qualification and to decide if it might be a useful addition to our studies.
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  • Celebrating the Year of the Rooster

    23 January 2017
    Last Friday, a group of Chinese Sixth Form students were invited to do a short presentation about the Chinese New Year for the children in Pre-Prep. 
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  • New Head of School Speaks

    20 January 2017
    Our new Head of School, Molly Alexander, speaks at Headmaster's Assembly.
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  • Fifth Form Trip to the British Museum

    20 January 2017
    A small group of GCSE Art students visited the British Museum in London, to undertake personal research and drawing as part of their GCSE Art exam preparation.
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  • Going to America

    19 January 2017
    This week we celebrate another significant university success, with Ella Capaldi accepting a place at the University of Miami to study Marine Biology.
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  • Oxford Place for Jess Grindlay

    12 January 2017
    Focus and determination have paid off for Jessica Grindlay, who has secured a conditional offer from the University of Oxford.
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  • Amsterdam Choir Trip

    12 January 2017
    During the Christmas Holidays the Chapel Choir ventured across the Channel through Belgium to Amsterdam, where we stayed in the seaside resort of Noordwijk on the outskirts of Amsterdam.
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  • Hair-raising Physics

    11 January 2017
    This week, the First Form students have been introduced to their new Physics topic - Electricity.
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  • A historic year for Sutton Valence School

    11 January 2017
    A New Year - and a new school in the SVS family! Over Christmas, a historic agreement in the annals of Sutton Valence School was signed
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  • Carol Services 2016

    16 December 2016
    There is something uniquely special about the Sutton Valence School Christmas carol services; the candle-lit Chapel, the Chapel Choir moving beautifully between the serene and the soaring, and the simple joy of the whole School community coming together to celebrate this special time of year.
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  • Christmas Sparkle dinner and dance

    14 December 2016
    After months of preparations, the Friends of Sutton Valence School Christmas Sparkle dinner and dance took place last Saturday.
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  • British Film Institute study days

    13 December 2016
    The Lower Sixth French group went to a study day called Le Cinéma Français: Contemporary Dramas and the 'Nouvelle Vague', earlier this month, at the British Film Institute in London.
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  • Hamlet 2016

    09 December 2016
    “The play’s the thing wherein I’ll capture the conscience of the king”. '​​​​​​​Hamlet' is far more than just a tragedy; it is as much a play about playing. Fusing revenge with love and procrastination with hatred, Hamlet ultimately centres the troubled mind of someone who is stuck in emotional purg...
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  • Tug-of-War

    08 December 2016
    The four houses put forward their strongest teams of eight, consisting of a boy and a girl from each of the Third to Upper Sixth Forms to battle it out for the Tug-of-War competition in the Sports Hall last Friday morning, cheered on by over 100 Junior pupils noisily supporting their respective hous...
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  • Speeches that moved the world

    08 December 2016
    The English and History departments have collaborated this term to offer students complementary reflections on some of the twentieth century's most influential speeches.
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  • Aussie rules in the kitchen

    08 December 2016
    The Sutton Valence gap students took over the School kitchen in the latest of the now-famed Kitchen Takeovers.
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  • Celebration of Shakespeare

    01 December 2016
    Earlier this week, staff, pupils, parents and governors gathered in the Baughan Theatre to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare. The English department’s Evening with Shakespeare was a chance for the whole community to celebrate the Bard’s work with readings and performances w...
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  • Sam showcases GB Youth Sport

    30 November 2016
    Sam Mostowfi spent last Thursday night mingling with celebrities at the Park Lane Hilton for the SportsAid Ball. Various elite young athletes were invited to exhibit their sports and Sam demonstrated on the Pommel Horse.
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  • CCF Lance Corporal helps the Red Arrows make history

    29 November 2016
    Having heard that the Red Arrows were coming to his hometown Zhuhai, China, during Half Term, Hongrui (Henry) Zhang (Upper Sixth) successfully applied to be part of the support team.
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  • Rugby Leaders coach younger peers

    24 November 2016
    On Saturday 19th November, ten 1st XV senior Rugby players swapped their playing kit for coaching tracksuits leading Rugby practise sessions for the SVS Under 14 and Under 15 squads.
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  • A Historical University Experience

    22 November 2016
    The Sixth Form historians had a taste of university life on Tuesday attending a Russia in Revolution Study Day at University College London. They had the privilege of hearing five distinguished historians discuss their latest research on the Bolshevik Revolution, Lenin and Stalin, some of whom had b...
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  • Hockey National Championship

    18 November 2016
    A squad of fifteen girls competed in the Investec National Schools' Championship East Round last Tuesday. In order to reach this round, the girls had come second, out of more than twenty schools, in the Kent regional tournament.
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  • Third Form CoPE and Leadership Day

    17 November 2016
    On Wednesday, the Third Form were involved in a CoPE and leadership day.  Leadership is not just one skill, but a set of skills that are developed over time.  These skills were investigated and developed during a busy day, that saw the pupils engage in many different activities.  Some of the activit...
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  • UKMT Senior Challenge Results

    17 November 2016
    Congratulations to the following students who have been awarded a prestigious certificate in the Senior UKMT (United Kingdom Mathematics Trust). A special mention must go to Adam Carroll, who not only achieved a Gold but also qualified for the British Olympiad, where he will compete against the best...
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  • Shipwrecked en France

    15 November 2016
    Last Thursday, the First Form French groups joined Years 5 and 6 at the Prep School to watch a production of Shipwrecked en France. This bilingual play was performed by two actors: one French and one English. Tyler, an English boy, is separated from his parents on a beach in France.
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  • First place in SwimRelay 2016

    11 November 2016
    SwimRelay is a local charity fundraiser with the objective of swimming as many lengths as possible in thirty minutes. On Sunday 6th November, two teams represented Sutton Valence School, the SVS Senior Sharks and the SVS Minnows. Last year the Sharks won, with a total of 97 lengths, so the students ...
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  • SVS Media Hit Medway Media Conference

    10 November 2016
    The Media Studies department took all seventy A level Media Studies students to the Central Theatre, Chatham for the annual Medway Media Conference on Wednesday. The beautiful surroundings of the Victorian theatre provided the perfect backdrop to an engaging morning.
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  • National Open Art Awards

    07 November 2016
    We are delighted to report that First Former, Jemma Yusuf has received second place in the 2016 National Open Art Competitions.  Budding artists, aged 14 and under, were encouraged to submit paintings, drawings, prints, illustrations, photographs, wall-hung installations, digital art and moving imag...
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  • Sponsored Walk 2016

    21 October 2016
    On Tuesday, the School took to the countryside for the annual sponsored walk. More than 400 students, plus members of staff, families and dogs trekked along a five-mile route.
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  • Rock the Night Away

    18 October 2016
    We were all treated to a rousing array of musical prowess, last Friday in Groves Hall. Pupils and teachers from both Sutton Valence Prep and Senior Schools came together for a concert of Rock and Pop classics.
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  • Model United Nations

    14 October 2016
    This week, 100 students convened at Sutton Valence School for the United Westminster Schools Foundation’s Model United Nations.  Twenty delegates from Sutton Valence, Emanuel School, Grey Coats, Queen Anne’s School, Caversham and Westminster City School spent the day discussing and debating a range ...
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  • Evensong Service

    13 October 2016
    Boarders, parents and students were all invited to School Evensong in the Chapel last Sunday. A large and pleasing turnout made for a successful evening enjoyed by all.
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  • Under 13 Girls Hockey Tournament

    13 October 2016
    The county under 13, seven-a-side hockey tournament was held this week.  Ten of our girls set off to The King’s School, Canterbury to find themselves up against Blackheath High School in their first match.
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  • Engineers of the Future

    12 October 2016
    Last Thursday, 15 Third Form students, accompanied by Mr Westlake and Ms Morávek-Hurst, were lucky enough to be able to attend the Institute of Engineering and Technology ‘Engineers of the Future’ day in London. It was a day that promised fun activities based on Mathematics, Engineering and Computi...
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  • Sutton Valence in top 2% for added value

    11 October 2016
    Following our A Level success, the School is celebrating being in the top 2% for adding academic value.  In recent years, we have strived to be in the top 10%, but this outstanding achievement is the true measure of the success of the School; not every pupil can achieve A* grades, but all can improv...
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  • Sutton Valence Dominates at CADSAAM

    30 September 2016
    Last weekend, eight members of the Shooting team travelled to Hythe, Kent to compete in the Cadet Skill at Arms Meeting (CADSAAM) competition. There were 29 teams in the competition from the South East of England – CCFs and ACFs, amounting to 116 cadets competing.
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  • World Languages Day

    28 September 2016
    The First Form celebrated World Languages Day in their Modern Foreign Languages lessons on Monday this week.
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  • Gothic Day

    28 September 2016
    Upper Sixth English Literature students spent Tuesday sampling some of the many Gothic treasures that London has to offer.
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  • World-famous Cellist Visits the School

    27 September 2016
    On Friday the most inspiring man and world famous cellist, Mr Biswas, came to School to do a masterclass with some of the Music Scholars. It was a memorable morning.
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  • Dungeness in Focus

    23 September 2016
    A group of 24 A Level Photography students travelled to Dungeness, to undertake a landscape-based photo-shoot as part of their ‘Passage of Time’ coursework project.
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  • Rugby Congratulations!

    21 September 2016
    Well done to the following boys who have been selected for Kent County squads in their respective age groups.
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  • Intermediate Kingdon Society

    16 September 2016
    The Intermediate Kingdon Society met last night for a captivating talk given by Camilla Carr.
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  • Junior Field Day

    16 September 2016
    SVS CCF arrived on Wednesday afternoon to sessions on drill – learning how to stand and march correctly - followed by a navigation exercise to help to get to know the camp.
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  • Training with Canterbury elite

    15 September 2016
    This summer, girls from throughout the School undertook a three-day hockey pre-season training in preparation for the term ahead. We were fortunate to have ten Canterbury elite players come along to pass on their wisdom, as well as use their experience from being coached in the England system.
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  • Headmaster's Michaelmas Term Letter

    13 September 2016
    The Headmaster shares his thoughts on the focus of this term and some staffing changes for the new academic year.
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  • New Head of School

    09 September 2016
    Our new Head of School, Max Rossiter, welcomed the School and set the tone for the year in his first speech in Chapel.
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  • Gold at Rio 2016 for Old Suttonian

    08 September 2016
    Great Britain won their first Olympic women's hockey gold medal on this summer, with a spectacular shoot-out triumph over two-time defending champions, the Netherlands.
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  • One in three pupils achieved five A grades or better

    25 August 2016
    During this time of increased pressure on pupils studying at GCSE, Sutton Valence students can be extremely proud of their results, with one in three pupils achieving five A grades or higher.
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  • One in five achieves straight A grades at Sutton Valence

    18 August 2016
    Once again, Sixth Formers are celebrating phenomenal A Level success, with one in five students achieving straight A* or A grades.
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  • Last Week of the Summer Term

    07 July 2016
    During the last week of the Summer Term, we collapse the timetable and create opportunities for pupils to broaden their experiences away from School and put into practice things that they have learnt throughout the year.
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  • Remembering the Battle of the Somme

    01 July 2016
    The Deputy Headmaster joined members of the CCF, parents and staff on Headmaster's Lawn to commemorate the centenary of the Battle of the Somme.
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  • Leavers' Service 2016

    01 July 2016
    As they prepare to say their final goodbyes at Sutton Valence, the Upper Sixth returned to School this week for the Leavers’ Service and Dinner.
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  • Wilkie's Last Parade

    30 June 2016
    All the cadets in our Army, Navy and RAF sections turned out for parade in tribute to the service of Lt Col Wilkinson.
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  • Armed Forces Day

    28 June 2016
    Members of the CCF joined the Royal British Legion and members of the Village for Armed Forces Day.
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  • From the Academic Deputy Head

    25 June 2016
    As I write my final article for this academic year, I can look back on a year of interest and excitement as there are changing times in the educational world and at Sutton Valence School.
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  • Rose Ceremony

    24 June 2016
    The skies threatened rain but, undaunted, the School made its way down to the village green for the annual Rose Ceremony.
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  • Cricket Unveiling Ceremony

    23 June 2016
    As well as the School’s Car Show, Sunday also saw the annual Old Suttonian vs 1st XI Cricket match on Upper.
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  • Valuable experience for Business student!

    21 June 2016
    This summer, I am taking part in a 10-week paid internship at the chartered accountant firm, PKF Littlejohn in Canary Wharf.
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  • Car Show

    20 June 2016
    Following on the success of the inaugural 2014 event, the School hosted its biennial Car Show on Sunday 19th June.
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  • On the big screen!

    16 June 2016
    Last year the School was the location for the filming of a new feature film, The Carer, starring Emilia Fox and Brian Cox.
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  • Cricketing Brilliance

    14 June 2016
    First XI captain, Abdullah Adil scored a brilliant 101* against Judd last Saturday.
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  • A Heartfelt Thank You

    10 June 2016
    Mr Dinesh Simkhada, Deputy Headmaster of the Tamang Kharka Higher Secondary School in Nepal has written to express the thanks of the community for the School's support.
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  • Penguin Race

    09 June 2016
    First, then Second Form pupils competed in an hour-long house swimming competition. After the indifferent weather at the start to the final Half Term, the Juniors were happy to partake in this particular competition in the School's indoor pool; historically the Penguin Race was swum in the ol...
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  • Westminster Abbey Trip

    08 June 2016
    The First Form visited Westminster Abbey and enjoyed a boat trip down the River Thames from Westminster to Greenwich. Dylan Cole and Andrew Loy write:
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  • Welcome to our new School Governor

    06 June 2016
    We are delighted to welcome the Reverend David Stanton, Canon of Westminster Abbey, as a new School Governor. Reverend Stanton is Canon Treasurer and Almoner with oversight for all financial affairs at the Abbey and all matters relating to the fabric of the Abbey.
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  • Junior Maths Challenge Results are in

    27 May 2016
    In April the First and Second Forms took part in the UKMT Junior Maths Challenge, a national competition which over 4,000 schools take part in.
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  • CCF NCO Leavers' Dinner

    27 May 2016
    The tables were laid and the silverware polished.
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  • Reflection Time

    26 May 2016
    This year has seen the introduction of Reflection Time, a Thursday Period 6 activity for the Fifth and Sixth Forms.
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  • Reflection Time

    23 May 2016
    This year has seen the introduction of Reflection Time, a Thursday Period 6 activity for the Fifth and Sixth Forms.
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  • Ellen goes Global

    19 May 2016
    As well as being an accomplished athlete, Fourth Former, Ellen Crombie has been using her thoughts and experiences about running to form the basis for a blog, which she has written and maintained over the past year.
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  • Joshua Laird - National Hockey Champion

    19 May 2016
    Congratulations to Joshua Laird (First Form) who played for the Canterbury Under 12 team on Saturday in the National Mini Seven-a-Side Finals at Beeston Hockey Club.
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  • Excellent Examination Pieces

    18 May 2016
    As you may be aware, Drama in schools is about to undergo quite a big overhaul. No longer can students look forward to an end-of-year practical examination.
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  • New Cricket Era at Sutton Valence

    16 May 2016
    Alex Sacker (Third Form) writes about her first match with the U14 As
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  • Kent College Girls Tennis Results

    13 May 2016
    Last Saturday, the Senior Girls Tennis team travelled to Kent College Canterbury for a full programme of fixtures.
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  • Training with England's assistant cricket coach

    13 May 2016
    England's assistant cricket coach Paul Farbrace visited the School on Wednesday morning to deliver one-to-one coaching sessions
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  • Louis Hillier and Sam Allison Help Kent to Victory

    13 May 2016
    Louis Hillier and Sam Allison help Kent to victory in the Under 13 Hockey Regional Championships
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  • Regional Rugby selection

    10 May 2016
    Congratulations to Fourth Former, Jenkins Kiwanuka on being selected for a two-day Rugby camp for the Under 15 London and South East Development squad.
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  • Tennis Team Serves Up Quarter Final Place

    10 May 2016
    Last Thursday, four boys travelled to Kent College, Canterbury to play in the last 16 of the Kent Schools knockout competition for Under 18s.
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  • UWS Athletics Day

    09 May 2016
    Students competed in the annual United Westminster Schools Athletics competition at the Millennium Arena in Battersea.
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  • Grandparents' Day

    05 May 2016
    A record number of grandparents, more than 120 in all, enjoyed a warm Sutton Valence welcome for our ever-popular annual Grandparents’ Day.
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  • CCF Shooting Field Day

    03 May 2016
    At around 8:30am, the Third Form stood by a fleet of buses, ready to board and set off towards Hythe for a day packed full of shooting.
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  • Sergison Report

    02 May 2016
    Four Sutton Valence teams took part in the annual Sergison shooting competition.
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  • Stunning Spring Concert

    29 April 2016
    The Music Department has successfully delivered the most challenging and exciting concert programme in recent memory.
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  • Clean for the Queen

    28 April 2016
    Pupils from the Prep and Senior Schools took part in litter picks and the pupils did a magnificent job cleaning up the School and the surrounding environment.
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  • Kent School Golf Championships

    28 April 2016
    Five pupils played in the Kent School Golf Championships, which took place on 19th April.
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  • New Head Of School Speaks At Assembly

    25 April 2016
    Head of School, Stephanie Weir, speaks to the School:
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  • Spanish MasterChef!

    21 April 2016
    As one of their cultural preps, the Second Form took Spanish lessons to the next level by putting their culinary skills to the test.
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  • Sutton Valence smashes fundraising target

    15 April 2016
    Just ten months ago the School announced plans to raise £58,000 to rebuild the Shree Tamang Secondary School in Dhading, Nepal
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  • Ski Trip 2016

    12 April 2016
    It was my first time skiing and I couldn’t wait to give it a go. I was in the beginner group, where we spent the first day falling down the beginner slopes, as the experienced group were racing around black slopes.
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  • Third Form Pupils Reach National Hockey Finals

    11 April 2016
    Three Sutton Valence pupils have helped their club side, Marden Russets Under 14 Boys, win the East Counties Regional Finals last weekend.
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  • Junior Penny Race

    30 March 2016
    At the end of last term all Juniors participated in the annual penny race.
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  • Baton Race

    21 March 2016
    This year’s Baton Race was completed under grey skies and slight rain that gave a true British spring feel to this traditional day in the School calendar.
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  • New Chairman of Governors for Sutton Valence School

    18 March 2016
    The board of governors has announced that it has appointed Lady Elizabeth Vallance JP Phd as its first female chairman.
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  • Sixth Form Ball

    18 March 2016
    Sixth Formers ended the term in style at the annual Sixth Form Ball, held last Saturday. Their business attire was consigned to the wardrobe and students donned elegant gowns and dinner jackets for the glittering occasion.
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  • Dance Show

    15 March 2016
    The Dance Show this year proved to be another massive success and included performances from students across a range of year groups
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  • Kingdon Crack Cryptology

    11 March 2016
    Alice wants to send Bob a secret message in a box. They both have padlocks that can wrap around the box and secure it. Each can only undo their own padlocks. How does Alice send Bob the message so that nobody else can read it?
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  • Katie Latter's Kent Coaching Debut

    11 March 2016
    Katie Latter (Upper Sixth) made her debut as Assistant Coach to the Kent JAC Under 14 Girls Hockey team last weekend. Katie was appointed Assistant Coach to the group by Richard Young (1990 M), Director of Kent Hockey Youth Development. Alongside her A2 studies, Katie also finds the time to act as L...
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  • The Big Screen For Cami!

    04 March 2016
    Second Former and Drama Scholar, Cami Lamont-Brown has been cast in the lead role of a short film, being shot this summer.
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  • World Book Day 2016

    03 March 2016
    It is 1943. The Second World War is raging across Europe. Seventeen-year-old Harry Friedman has signed up as a gunner.
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  • Sixth Form Tackle 'The Scottish Play'

    01 March 2016
    Upper Sixth English students recently gathered in the theatre for a very special showing of the 2015 film Macbeth, starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard.
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  • Creative Coursework In Media Studies

    29 February 2016
    The whole department is currently in a frenzy of activity as we progress towards coursework deadline day.
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  • Maisie Rixon Athletics Update

    28 February 2016
    During the February Half Term break, Maisie Rixon (Second Form) travelled up to Sheffield to compete at the England Athletics Indoor Competition for Under 15s.
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  • Shakespeare Lives for Three Lower-Sixth Students

    26 February 2016
    The year 2016 marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, and three of our Lower Sixth students have been given a very exciting chance to mark this occasion. Sam Gray, Sebastian Shaddick and Annabelle Blake recently spent a morning in London filming a scene from Hamlet at Dean Street Studios...
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  • South Africa 2016

    26 February 2016
    Over the Half Term break, the School’s 1st XI and Under 17B cricket teams, and the 1st and 2nd VII netball teams enjoyed a joint tour to South Africa.
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  • Accounting challenges for Sixth Formers

    26 February 2016
    Sixth Formers took part in a business and finance-themed competition hosted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants for England and Wales (ICAEW) for the first time this week.
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  • Saracens Rugby Under 15 honours

    24 February 2016
    Fourth Former, Jenkins Kiwanuka has been selected this week for the Saracens Rugby Under 15 Elite Player squad.
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  • Harlequins Rugby Under 16 trial for Guy

    23 February 2016
    Guy Kennedy has been selected to play in a Harlequins Rugby Under 16 trial this Saturday at their training complex in Surrey
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  • Maths Challenge Results

    22 February 2016
    ​Congratulations to Lola Owolabi, in the Fifth Form, who not only receives this year’s Best in School certificate in the UKMT Intermediate Challenge, but has also been selected to take part in the European Pink Kangaroo competition, in which only the top 5,500 national competitors are invited to tak...
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  • Cambridge place for Emil

    19 February 2016
    Emil Evans has received an offer from Fitzwilliam College,
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  • Theatregoers trip to The Old Vic

    15 February 2016
    Three hours, two intervals, one petrifying performance from Ralph Fiennes and the Sixth Form theatregoers were happy, after another fantastic theatrical experience.
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  • Chinese New Year celebrations

    12 February 2016
    Boarders from China and Hong Kong celebrated Chinese New Year by cooking a banquet of national delicacies for the rest of the boarding community.
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  • Proud Speakers

    11 February 2016
    Sutton Valence students came an impressive second in a recent public speaking event; their skillful delivery and confident use of humour was noted.
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  • Music matters in Spanish

    08 February 2016
    Sixth Form Spanish students have turned their hands to translation this week.
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  • Charity Curry Night is a Hot Success

    08 February 2016
    A special curry charity evening has raised thousands of pounds for the School’s Nepal Fund. Curry lovers were invited by the Friends of Sutton Valence and the Nepal Fundraising Committee to enjoy a three-course buffet prepared by the Maidstone Nepalese Community.
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  • Elizabethan Banquet

    05 February 2016
    Drama and Theatre Studies is a challenging course at both GCSE and A Level.
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  • Netball Tournament Plate Winners!

    05 February 2016
    Our U14 netball team competed in the King's Canterbury invitational netball tournament this week.
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  • Les Misérables

    29 January 2016
    When Mr Soman, Miss Davies and I first set out on the Les Misérables mission we were completely overwhelmed with the amount of talent that our students had to share with us at their auditions.
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  • Be your best on the day

    28 January 2016
    More than 140 of our Sixth Form took part in a resilience workshop this week, given by Jon Bockelmann-Evans, one of the leading emotional health consultants in the country.
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  • The tale of a night runner

    27 January 2016
    ourth Form student Ellen Crombie has entered a piece in a national creative writing contest. Ellen's short piece, called The tale of a night runner, highlights the talent we have at the School. The way Ellen has attempted to delve deep into the writers’ toolkit and generate real effect is a huge cre...
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  • Strong Start to Swimming Season

    26 January 2016
    Our junior and intermediate swimmers made an excellent start to their season on Tuesday. They swam in a gala at Cobham Hall, along with King’s School Rochester.
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  • Head of Academic Scholars

    21 January 2016
    An interview with the new Head of Academic Scholars, Dr Grindlay.
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  • Liam Massingham Selected For Sarcaens

    18 January 2016
    Congratulations to Liam Massingham who has been selected to be part of the Saracens Under 15 Rugby Elite Academy.
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  • Aspiring accountants

    18 January 2016
    ​This year, Sutton Valence has entered a team in the Kent regional heat of Institute of Chartered Accountants BASE competition.
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  • Students learn to save lives

    18 January 2016
    Fifth Form pupils have been busy learning the important lifesaving skills and first aid knowledge needed to become lifeguards.
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  • Katie Latter Coaching Kent

    14 January 2016
    Congratulations to Katie Latter (Upper Sixth), who has been asked to become an Assistant Coach to the Kent Girls’ Hockey Under 14 squad.
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  • Obituary - Bryan Frederick William Baughan

    07 January 2016
    In Bryan Baughan, Sutton Valence School was fortunate to have an incredibly shrewd, focused and committed Chairman and, without doubt, the School is where it is today because of him and his vision for its future.
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  • Outstanding A Level Results Rank School in Top 100

    06 January 2016
    The School has been ranked in the Top 100 UK independent, co-educational boarding schools on the basis of its 2015 A Level results by Education Advisers Ltd.
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  • Lent Term Head of School Speech

    04 January 2016
    Tom Lennard, our new Head of School speaks at the first assembly of term.
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  • Current Affairs debate at Westminster Abbey

    03 December 2015
    The Chaplain, Mr Davies, recently took ten Sixth Form students to a Question Time-style event at Westminster Abbey
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  • Public speakers triumph again

    01 December 2015
    On Wednesday night, Mr Webster and Miss Manning took six Sutton Valence pupils to Ashford to the annual Rotary Club Youth Speaks event
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  • The End of Movember

    30 November 2015
    As the worldwide Movember craze continues to grow, Sutton Valence pupils once again indulged in their own bewhiskered attempts to raise money and awareness for men's health charities, as well as the School’s own Nepal Fund.
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  • Congratulations

    27 November 2015
    The Foundation Schools met for the annual essay prizegiving ceremony at Emanuel School on Thursday 26th November and I am delighted to announce that our own Jessica Grindlay came in second place.
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  • A shocking experience in the Physics Department

    25 November 2015
    The Third Form have been learning about static electricity; how we can make use of it in photocopiers and spray painting, but also the dangers of it when refuelling vehicles.
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  • Outstanding music

    23 November 2015
    Lured by the promise of an exciting programme, performed by a variety of the School's talented instrumentalists, ensembles and choirs, Groves Hall was full to bursting with parents and friends last Thursday.
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  • RFU Comes To The School

    20 November 2015
    Following the success of hosting the Rugby World Cup, the Rugby Football Union (RFU) are keen to promote and develop better links between education and sport, particularly in Mathematics.
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  • Boarders 've Got Talent

    20 November 2015
    This year’s Boarders 've Got Talent was once again a huge success. Vendula Hoppeova and George Birrell hosted the evening with over 12 acts across the senior boarding houses performing.
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  • Foundation Art Exhibition

    19 November 2015
    The annual Foundation Art Exhibition was hosted this year by Westminster City School. Over the past decade the exhibition has grown and evolved into a hugely popular event, showcasing some remarkable talent from the A Level students from each of the schools in the United Westminster Schools’ Foundat...
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  • The Eulogy of Toby Peach - Live Theatre

    17 November 2015
    Fresh from Edinburgh Fringe and recommended by Miss Davies, we knew we would be in for a treat when we invited Toby Peach in to perform.
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  • Strings Masterclass

    17 November 2015
    In what has become a regular fixture in the Music School calendar, Nicholas Miller, Professor of Violin at the Royal Academy of Music, worked with a number of our most advanced string players last Friday.
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  • Private Peaceful Among the Juniors

    16 November 2015
    Some of the Juniors in First and Second Form have been reading Michael Morpurgo’s award-winning novel Private Peaceful this term. The text is a heart-wrenching read, based on the First World War and the lives of some of the young people caught up in the conflict.
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  • We Will Remember Them

    12 November 2015
    On Remembrance Sunday, the School supported the local community by participating in Sutton Valence village's parade, to remember and honour those who have sacrificed themselves to secure and protect our freedom.
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  • Mid-Season Report for U13 Girls Hockey

    10 November 2015
    As we are now more than halfway through the hockey season, it felt a good time to reflect on the success of the girls U13 team thus far.
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  • Charity Swim Relay Winners

    09 November 2015
    Three teams of Senior School swimmers, and two from the Prep School, took the plunge in the Maidstone Rotary Club’s swimming relay competition on Sunday.
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  • Theatregoers: Measure for Measure

    06 November 2015
    Last night, the Theatregoers visited one of our favourites, the Young Vic, to see a performance of Shakespeare’s ‘Measure for Measure’.
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  • Pupils on parade

    04 November 2015
    Sutton Valence School welcomed 14 new cadets and a member of staff from Cornwallis Academy to their first parade this term.
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  • Students step in for a charity concert

    02 November 2015
    The Band of the Parachute Regiment played at Sutton Valence School for a charity concert in aid of the ABF (Army Benevolent Fund), The Soldiers’ Charity.
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  • Kent Rugby honours for Sutton Valence students

    29 October 2015
    Rugby at the School continues to go from strength to strength with pupils being selected to represent Kent at four different age groups.
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  • School's new riding team starts with success

    29 October 2015
    During Half Term, the newly formed Sutton Valence junior and senior show jumping teams competed in their first events.
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  • Field Day 2015

    15 October 2015
    This Monday the whole School Field Day took place, with the Army and RAF sections leaving on Sunday to include an overnight element in their trips.
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  • A Boarding Kitchen Takeover!

    12 October 2015
    On Saturday evening, a delegation of four budding chefs from each of the School’s three senior boarding houses took over the kitchen and cooked tea for the boarding community. Each of the boarding houses took on a separate course, to create a banquet for sixty pupils and staff in the Refect...
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  • Model United Nations

    09 October 2015
    Sutton Valence hosted over 100 delegates representing 25 different countries in the annual UWS Model United Nations Conference.
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  • Design and Technology trip

    08 October 2015
    Seven Upper Sixth Form pupils travelled with the Department to Loughborough University.
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  • Up, up and away

    06 October 2015
    The sky over the Weald of Kent was filled with balloons last Saturday, successfully raising £3,000 for the Nepal Fund.
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  • Drama students aim for the top

    04 October 2015
    Last week we were extremely fortunate to have Jen Manderson visit the Drama department.
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  • STEM week

    02 October 2015
    This week students learnt how Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths relate to the world around them. Students from across all year groups have enjoyed a rich programme of activities and opportunities relating to STEM subjects as part of a focused week.
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  • Oakbrook Cup at Sutton Valence

    28 September 2015
    The School hosted two local rugby clubs for the Oakbrook Cup. Over 80 players took part in four matches (U13A and B, U14A and B), between Cranbrook and Sevenoaks Rugby Clubs.
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  • Business boost for A Level students

    28 September 2015
    The Business and Economics department have introduced a new course: CISI Level 2 Fundamentals of Financial Services
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  • We Shall Remember Them

    22 September 2015
    For all the students who went on the Ypres trip, visiting the cemeteries, sites and memorials of the battlefields, has ensured that they will be more able to appreciate the full impact The Great War had over one hundred years
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  • Design and Technology enters a new dimension

    17 September 2015
    The Design and Technology department has recently begun using its new 3D printer. All pupils, from First Form onwards, are taught to use a 3D CAD (Computer Aided Design) programme called SolidWorks. It allows pupils to design and draw objects in 3D, render them as different materials and place them ...
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  • Boarders' Shopping Trip to Canterbury

    11 September 2015
    At the end of a busy first week, the boarding community took some well-deserved time out on Sunday to shop to their heart’s content in Canterbury, as well as take in some of the sights!
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  • Cricketing top 100 for Sutton Valence

    09 September 2015
    Following the news we had joined the top ten percent of schools for the academic value we add to every child, we are delighted to learn we have been named one of the top 100 schools on the cricket pitch too.
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  • Dedication of the Chapel

    08 September 2015
    On Monday 7th September, the Bishop of Dover, the Rt. Revd. Trevor Willmott visited the School Chapel to rededicate it following its refurbishment over the summer.
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  • New Head Of School Speaks At Assembly

    07 September 2015
    As we launch ourselves into this new academic year it is likely that some of us, myself included, will face setbacks. But have faith in your ability, don’t give up and most importantly give it a go.
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  • STEM initiative for teachers

    04 September 2015
    Teachers went back to school as the took part in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) lessons.
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  • Sutton Valence School Golf Day

    04 September 2015
    All parents and their friends are invited to join the Headmaster at the School’s annual golf day on Friday 2nd October at Chart Hills Golf Club.
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  • A credit to the British Cadet Force

    03 September 2015
    Sutton Valence students are making a good impression as they travel across the world to CCF training camps.
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  • Harlequins come to Sutton Valence School

    03 September 2015
    The first ever Harlequins pre-season rugby camp took place at Sutton Valence this summer. Students trained like professional rugby players and the week was made up of rugby sessions and lectures on Nutrition and Strength and Conditioning.
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  • Sutton Valence School in the top 10% nationally for 'Value Added'

    03 September 2015
    After excellent examination results this summer, we are thrilled to hear that Sutton Valence School has been placed in the top 10% of schools nationally in terms of the academic value we add to every student.
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  • TES Independent School Awards

    03 September 2015
    The TES has named Sutton Valence School as a finalist in their prestigious awards.
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  • Ypres trip

    01 September 2015
    All members of the First to Fourth Form and the Chamber Choir will travel to Ypres to commemorate the one hundred and first anniversary of Fredrick Smythe's death.
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  • Four students achieve an astounding 43 A* and A grades

    20 August 2015
    Four pupils top the tables, breaking all previous records, as they secure an astounding 43 GCSE A* and A grades between them.
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  • Top grades for Sutton Valence Students

    13 August 2015
    Students at Sutton Valence School, near Maidstone, are celebrating their successes after achieving phenomenal A level results. Despite a nationwide drop in top grades, this year’s leavers have bucked the trend, with 17% of the pupils gaining straight A or A* grades in their A levels.
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  • Three Peaks challenge conquered

    15 July 2015
    Teachers and staff have pushed themselves to the limit to raise over £5,000 for charity.
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  • Outstanding LAMDA Results

    12 July 2015
    Once again, Sutton Valence students have recorded a 100% success rate in their London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) examinations.
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  • Leadership in boarding

    08 July 2015
    Deputy Head, Mr Jeremy Farrell, speaks about leadership opportunities within the boarding environment to BBSW.
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  • Sutton Valence Open Garden

    08 July 2015
    Sutton Valence in bloom has been celebrated with an NGS open garden, raising funds for the charity Spadework.
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  • Speech Day 2015

    08 July 2015
    It has indeed been a year to be proud of, and the Headmaster touched on a number of highlights of the School year and laid out priorities for the future in his manifesto “Bruce’s Boulder”.
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  • Graduating in style

    08 July 2015
    Graduation honours (Distinction, Merit, Pass) depend upon academic progress and effort, their Junior portfolio and engagement with the Junior Leadership Course.
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  • Vote of Thanks

    01 July 2015
    Oliver Aucamp, Head of School Michaelmas Term 2014
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  • Headmaster's Address

    29 June 2015
    So, in the spirit of this election year, in my speech today I will I give you my own “Bruce’s Boulder” – not, you may be relieved to hear, set out in stone and immortalised on Prefects’ lawn, but delivered to you in my speech today. And, in-line with many modern manifestos, it will focus on the Envi...
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  • Grease

    27 June 2015
    Grease was the word at Sutton Valence last night with the Juniors playing to a packed house for their first night of the hit musical.
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  • Leavers’ Dinner and Service

    26 June 2015
    On a fine June evening, the Upper Sixth and their parents joined the teachers and staff for an evening of reflection and farewells.
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  • Rose Ceremony

    26 June 2015
    The Rose Ceremony is held in June each year and marks the payment of the rent for the village green to the School.
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  • New House Competition - Junior Triathlon

    23 June 2015
    The first SVS Triathlon competition took place this week in the glorious sunshine.
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  • Budding Authors and Illustrators

    23 June 2015
    Following on from the very popular visit by author and illustrator Emma Thomson, the Library and English department joined forces and set a competition for the First and Second Formers to write and design a book for a pre-school child.
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  • Record-breaking Maisie

    19 June 2015
    After a busy and successful weekend of athletics, Maisie Rixon has been approached by the Kent Athletics Team Manager potentially to represent the county later this season.
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  • Royal Navy Cadets control the skies

    16 June 2015
    This week 11 Royal Navy Cadets from Third to Fifth Forms had the opportunity to fly Royal Navy Aircraft at Royal Naval Air Station, Yeovilton; the Navy’s pilot training station.
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  • SVS Three Peaks Challenge for Nepal

    12 June 2015
    A team of nine staff are attempting the Three Peaks Challenge to raise funds for the School's Nepal earthquake campaign.
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  • New York, New York!

    09 June 2015
    A number of our Drama Scholars and LAMDA students started off their half-term with a very exciting trip to New York!
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  • Drama Scholarship for SVS student

    09 June 2015
    Sixth Former, William Moore has been offered a Dance and Drama Award (DaDA) which is one of only a handful of scholarships available for Drama and Music in the UK.
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  • Newly-launched Boarding Food Forum

    09 June 2015
    Representatives from each Boarding House met with John Devine, Catering Manager, for the first time this week.
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  • Stepping out for charity

    05 June 2015
    Pupils have been stepping out for charity on their annual sponsored walk.
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  • Drama ‘Clowning Around’ Workshop

    26 May 2015
    The First and Second Form Drama Scholars have had the opportunity this week to learn some skills in clowning.
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  • Third Form Enrichment Day

    26 May 2015
    Third Form students engaged in two very different enrichment activities. which gave pupils the hands -on opportunity to learn and make new discoveries.
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  • £40,000 pledged for Nepal

    22 May 2015
    £40,000 has been pledged by Sutton Valence School, in response to the recent earthquakes fundraising efforts have begun to support education in Nepal.
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  • Prize winning work

    19 May 2015
    Copy Prizes recognise the dedication and skill shown in completing an Extended Project Qualification.
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  • United Westminster Schools Foundation Athletics

    18 May 2015
    This competition is the annual athletics meet between all the schools in the United Westminster Foundation.
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  • Joint Prefects’ Barbecue

    15 May 2015
    In true British style, the rain poured down for the first Senior and Prep Joint Prefects’ Barbecue.
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  • 70th Anniversary of VE Day commemorated

    11 May 2015
    Last Friday, Victory in Europe was fittingly commemorated by Sutton Valence School as they welcomed Colin Frampton from Blind Veterans UK
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  • Sutton Valence to compete in the KM Dragon Boat Race

    09 May 2015
    The gloves are off as cadets from the Army, Navy and Air Force sections, along with parents and staff are preparing to go head to head at the KM Dragon Boat Race on Sunday 5th July.
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  • Sergison Trophy

    08 May 2015
    This year the shooting team were determined to regain the Sergison trophy from the Old Suttonians, after coming second last year.
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  • Sutton Valence School Welcomes its Grandparents

    07 May 2015
    Grandparents are a wonderful part of the Sutton Valence School community. As such, the School is delighted to invite them to enjoy a day with us.
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  • Senior Strings perform in Spitalfields

    01 May 2015
    Sutton Valence Strings, ably led by Sixth Former Ioana Pupaza, demonstrated their musicianship for the annual Foundation Concert.
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  • Headmaster's Copy Prizes

    30 April 2015
    Congratulations to Luca Chiappini, Lucas Williams and Saskia Roestenburg who have all received Copy Prizes for excellent work.
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  • New Head of School speaks at Assembly

    27 April 2015
    Things are about to change. For all of us, there’s more responsibility, more expectation, and more opportunities – for good and for bad. But what will we make of them?
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  • Record Breaking Mathematics

    27 April 2015
    Congratulations to the U13 team for winning the Prep School Maths competition, with 100% score in under the 30 minute time limit.
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  • Best Shot in the South East

    25 April 2015
    The Schools tradition of producing fine shots was confirmed last Sunday when Jacob Baldwin (Third Form) won best U16 shot at the 11th Infantry Brigade competition. The Schools tradition of producing fine shots was confirmed last Sunday when Jacob Baldwin (Third Form) won best U16 shot at the 11th I...
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  • Trip to India 2015

    24 April 2015
    During the Easter holidays a team of staff and student visited New Dehli. The first thing that hit us was the heat but then we discovered a lot more about this fascinating country. Over the next few days we began to understand the contrast between the extreme wealth and extreme poverty that is fou...
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  • French Exchange

    24 April 2015
    ​Thirteen pupils spent the first week of the Easter holiday taking part in the French Exchange to Senlis, near Paris.
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  • Inspiring Girls to Continue with Mathematics

    24 April 2015
    Third Form girls from 3A and 3B Maths sets visited Oxford University to take part in the Inspiring Girls’ Conference run by the Further Mathematics Network.
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  • Best Cadet Signaller at Exercise Rolling Thunder

    24 April 2015
    Cadet S/Sgt Guy Thomas surpassed 100 competitors to be named Best Cadet Signaller at a national competition during the Easter holiday.
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  • Sixth Form Oscars Ball

    07 April 2015
    The red carpet was rolled out last Saturday evening for the arrival of over 190 very glamorous guests to a sparkling Oscars-themed charity ball.
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  • Combined Cadet Force (CCF) challenge for Prep Pupils

    25 March 2015
    More than 40 Prep School children were put through their paces by NCO’s from the Fifth and Sixth Form last Friday.
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  • SVS pupil gets call from Harlequins U16 squad

    24 March 2015
    Dan Teare, Fourth Form, heard this week that he has been selected to be part of the Harlequins Rugby Under 16 Development Player Pathway next season.
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  • Intermediate Kingdon Society 'Crack the Code'

    20 March 2015
    This week was Science Week, so it was apt that on Monday evening the Intermediate Kingdon Society met Simon Watts, presenter of Channel 4's Inside Natures Giants, to decide whether or not they had the genetic makeup of a superhero.
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  • Come and join us!

    20 March 2015
    Sutton Valence School is going social! In addition to the School’s Youtube channel, we have now launched both Facebook and Twitter accounts, bringing you all the School news, upcoming events and celebrating success.
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  • Sutton Valence hosts Kent U16 7s

    19 March 2015
    This week Sutton Valence School hosted the Kent Schools Under 16 rugby tournament.
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  • Sutton Valence School Pupils Look to the Future

    16 March 2015
    Students received a taste of the future as over 40 professions gathered together on Saturday 14th March for Sutton Valence School’s 2015 Careers Convention.
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  • Number 2 in the World for Old Suttonian Ashley Jackson

    13 March 2015
    Ashley Jackson (Holdgate 2005) narrowly missed out on the world player of the year accolade having had to work his way back to fitness in the World Cup after a shoulder injury.
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  • Suttonian plays for HRH Duchess of Cambridge

    11 March 2015
    To welcome the Duchess of Cambridge to the Turner Contemporary today, Fifth Form student Anya Livtchak was playing first violin
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  • Confirmation Service

    10 March 2015
    Last Sunday we were pleased to welcome the Bishop of Dover, the Right Reverend Trevor Willmott, to the School Chapel where he confirmed seven members of the School community into the Christian faith.
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  • Political debate with Sir Hugh Robertson MP

    06 March 2015
    With the General Election looming we were fortunate to welcome Sir Hugh to School this week to speak to the Juniors and pupils interested in politics
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  • Sutton Valence – a top independent school

    06 March 2015
    Sutton Valence School was delighted to hear this week that their A Level results have moved them into the top 100 co-educational boarding schools in the UK
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  • Books and Bubbles on World Book Day

    05 March 2015
    First and Second Year pupils welcomed Emma Thomson, children’s author, illustrator and brand creator to the Library to mark World Book Day.
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  • Senior players star in Rugby Tonight

    05 March 2015
    This week the television studio of BT Sport’s rugby show, Rugby Tonight, hosted the School’s senior rugby players. Sutton Valence players were part of the live studio audience
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  • First U14 Kent match beckons

    05 March 2015
    Two Third Form girls were delighted to hear this week that they have been selected for the Kent U14 squad.
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  • LAMDA Success

    03 March 2015
    Sutton Valence Drama students achieved fantastic LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts) results with 64% of pupils receiving a Distinction and 36% awarded a Merit.
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  • Inspiration and Oscars at the British Film Institute

    27 February 2015
    A recent masterclass weekend for Saskia Roestenburg, Lower Sixth, with producers and directors, paved the way for a week of film-making with the British Film Institute (BFI) over half term.
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  • Headmaster recognised excellence

    27 February 2015
    Three pupils were commended in Headmaster’s Assembly today for the high standard of their work.
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  • Bright future for boys hockey at Sutton Valence

    27 February 2015
    Wednesday this week was Kent Finals Day for both U16 and U14 boys hockey teams.
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  • Senior Chapel and Chamber Choirs sing before supper

    12 February 2015
    Senior members of the Chapel and Chamber Choirs traveled to London this week to perform Evensong at Southwark Cathedral.
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  • Regional Finals beckon for victorious U13 boys hockey

    11 February 2015
    Sutton Valence U13 boys have been crowned Kent’s County Hockey Champions for the second year in a row.
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  • Three current and ex-pupils at Hockey Writers' Awards

    29 January 2015
    The Hockey Writers' Club has announced the 2014 winners of the Player of the Year awards for Senior, Youth and Junior Categories and three current and ex-Sutton Valence pupils received prizes.
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  • Amie's Headmaster's Prize

    28 January 2015
    Amie Stuart, Second Form, spent two weeks in hospital shortly before Christmas, following a critical operation to facilitate her dialysis. She has end stage renal failure and is under the care of the Evelina Children’s Hospital in London,
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  • Josh benefits those less fortunate

    16 January 2015
    Christmas may come just once a year - but when your birthday comes only four days after, sometimes you can have just too much of a good thing!
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  • Head of School asks "What will be your legacy?"

    09 January 2015
    Now, when considering what this speech should consist of, and the overall message it should impart, like most when faced with a problem, I turned to the internet for a solution.
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  • One person, one point of view, one hundred words!

    06 January 2015
    Over the Christmas holidays, Second Form pupil, Lara Savage, entered the Young Writers Mini Monologues Competition; an inspiring and fun creative writing challenge for children aged 11 - 18.
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  • Christmas Football Match

    11 December 2014
    As part of the School’s commemoration of WW1, CCF held a football match this week which sought to mirror that purportedly played by the British and German troops during Christmas of 1914.
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  • 140 years of Rugby at Sutton Valence

    11 December 2014
    The game against Colfe’s on Saturday 6th December 2014 marked the end of the 140th Rugby XV season. Over 100 parents, Old Suttonians and staff gathered to support the 1st XV play on a beautiful, clear, crisp afternoon.
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  • Sutton Valence Debating Team bring home the Rose Bowl!

    11 December 2014
    The Rotary Club's Youth Speaks competition took place at the beginning of December at Benenden School and, yet again, Sutton Valence triumphed as best team, coming home with a silver rose bowl.
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  • Prestigious Scholarship for Sutton Valence School Violinist

    09 December 2014
    Sixth Form student Ioana Pupaza is celebrating having been awarded a scholarship to continue her violin studies at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. The award was made following auditions in mid-November and Ioana will now join Old Suttonian Annabelle Pullar at this estimable institution.
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  • Movember Motivates Moustache Growing

    02 December 2014
    In what has become an annual ritual amongst Sixth Form boys, Movember gave seven Upper Sixth students the chance to flout the usual clean-shaven guidelines in support of a very good cause.
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  • Onwards and Upwards!

    24 November 2014
    Sutton Valence has moved up 71 places in the recent Sunday Times Schools Guide. This year saw the best A level results in the School’s history and a strong GCSE performance, despite the significant changes to English and other subjects.
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  • Juniors to get an extra lie-in!

    24 November 2014
    Responding to their own beliefs and the results of a parent survey, the Headmaster and Governors have taken the bold and exciting step of stopping Saturday School for First and Second Forms (Years 7 and 8), from September 2015.
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  • Sutton Valence Mathematicians Challenge the Grammar Schools

    21 November 2014
    In the regional Senior Mathematics Challenge (Fifth and Sixth Forms) held against four independent schools and 12 Kent grammar schools, including the highly-selective Judd, Sutton Valence pupils came second this week, after Rainham Mark Grammar.
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  • Everyone Remembering

    11 November 2014
    The whole School gathered today around Prefects' Lawn, which had been planted with commemorative poppies, to stand in remembrance of those who have died in conflicts from 1914 onwards.
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  • Headmaster's Copy Prizes

    07 November 2014
    Francis Romano (Third Form, Lambe’s), Georgia Poplett (Upper Sixth , Holdgate), and Mia Van Diepen (Upper Sixth , Founder’s) all received Headmaster’s Copy Prizes and congratulations in assembly today for pieces of independent work they submitted this week.
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  • Award-winning School gardens

    03 November 2014
    Over the past four years, Guy Pullen, Head Gardener, has worked with his team to strike a balance between creating formal gardens that befit the stature of a school such as Sutton Valence and the wish to create an environment that encourages wildlife and is ecologically sound.
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  • One hundred years of CCF at Sutton Valence

    17 October 2014
    To mark the centenary of CCF at Sutton Valence School the contingent embarked today on a day of services, parades and their biennial inspection before Inspecting Officer, Commander Graham Turnbull RN.
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  • Three SVS Hockey players into Saxon Tigers Squad

    09 October 2014
    Congratulations to Anna Baker (U18), Katie Latter (U17) and Max Deniff (U15) who have all made selection for the England Hockey regional squad: The Saxon Tigers.
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  • Sutton Valence School’s debating reputation upheld!

    09 October 2014
    The annual United Westminster Foundation Schools' Model United Nations conference was hosted this year here at SVS. The event gives pupils an opportunity to debate current affairs from a foreign country’s point of view, proposing a resolution to help combat a pre-determined problem.
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  • International author offers support to Sixth Form student

    02 October 2014
    Upper Sixth Form student, Georgia Poplett, was given a very exciting letter from her tutor, Mr Fuentes, during registration on Monday.
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  • Junior hockey team triumphs in Lingfield Notre Dame tournament

    22 September 2014
    The highlight of the week was the Junior team’s triumph in the Lingfield Notre Dame 7-a-side tournament.
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  • Dramatic success for SVS!

    15 September 2014
    Drama students were presented with certificates during Headmaster's Assembly last Friday, after notching up ‘dramatic’ success in their LAMDA exams.
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  • New Head of School speaks at Assembly

    08 September 2014
    Good morning School, it’s great to see everybody back. I hope you have all had a great summer and feel fully refreshed after the long break. I would also like to take this opportunity to welcome all of this term’s new starters, I look forward to getting to know you all.
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  • Brave Ben's Gold Medal

    02 September 2014
    A Fifth Form student returned to School triumphant, after winning a gold medal in the British Transplant Games in Bolton – and a bronze medal in tennis.
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  • GCSEs buck the trend at Sutton Valence

    21 August 2014
    Despite changes to GCSEs, Sutton Valence School’s results have held firm this year at 93% A* to C, but have also improved at the top end with 19% of examinations being awarded the highest A* grade.
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  • Red Letter Results Day for Sutton Valence

    14 August 2014
    Sutton Valence Sixth Form students are today celebrating the end of their school journeys with the best A Level results in living history. With 70% of grades being A* to B and 89% A* to C, one hundred per cent of candidates passed their exams.
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  • Sutton Valence pupils help England Hockey to silver and bronze

    04 August 2014
    Old Suttonians Susannah Townsend and Ashley Jackson starred in England's ladies and mens hockey teams at the Commonwealth games
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  • Sutton Valence five to play in East meets West concert

    04 August 2014
    Five current or previous students of Sutton Valence will be playing in the Kent Youth Orchestra Summer Concert this year.
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  • Sutton Valence cadets get a taster of Naval life

    07 July 2014
    Sutton Valence School Navy section of the Combined Cadet Force (CCF) visited HMS Collingwood, Fareham, Hampshire recently for a taster of Naval life.
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  • Duke of Westminster Award 2014

    27 June 2014
    After a lengthy sifting process involving cadets from all over the UK, Dominic Murray (Upper Sixth) was one of 24, and the only cadet from a school CCF, who went on the Leadership weekend and then into final selection for the Duke of Westminster Award.
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  • Sutton Valence School plane project poised to take off!

    27 June 2014
    Students could soon be taking to the skies – in an aeroplane they have built themselves!
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  • Sutton Valence Sixth Former walks for England

    24 June 2014
    Guy Thomas, Upper Sixth, represented England at the British Grand Prix of Race Walking in June
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  • Sutton Valence pupils in top 40% of Junior Mathematicians

    20 June 2014
    Seventeen junior mathematicians in First and Second Form found out recently that they can compete with the best when it comes to problem solving.
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  • Old Suttonian tackles South Africa

    20 June 2014
    Nathan Earle, who left the School in 2011, lined up on the wing with his England U20 team mates last night in the final of the IRB Junior Championships in Aukland, making a significant contribution to England retaining their crown with a 21 - 20 win.
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  • Senior Rugby get 'Rugby Ready'

    13 June 2014
    Seventeen senior rugby players participated in the Rugby Football Union accredited 'Rugby Ready' course this week.
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  • Une Journée à la Française

    13 June 2014
    Last week four groups from a First Form French class took the trip down to the Preparatory School to teach a French lesson to Year 5 pupils
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  • Under 12 and 13 tennis more exciting than French Open

    05 June 2014
    With tennis fans concentrating on the French Open this week,they could be forgiven for missing some fine match play here in Kent.
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  • Local prep school triumph in Under 10 tournament

    22 May 2014
    Under threatening skies, eight preparatory schools arrived for the annual Mark Benson U10 Cricket tournament
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  • Sam's all-round skills win Gold

    16 May 2014
    Sam Mostowfi, First Form, along with two other Pegasus Gymnastic Club members, won the U12 title in the Pipers Vale Cup
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  • Talented Musician Pipped at the Post

    15 May 2014
    Third Form pupil, Anya Livtchak, has come runner-up for the second time in the Maidstone and Mid-Kent Young Musician of the Year competition.
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  • Lower Sixth wins Nuffield Research Placement

    14 May 2014
    Lower Sixth student, Hannah Davies, is delighted to have gained a Nuffield Research Placement.
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  • Successful summing!

    12 May 2014
    The Under 12 Sutton Valence School Maths Competition was a great success
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  • Harry Gadd wins Ecology Cup

    02 May 2014
    First awarded in 1981, the John Feltwell Ecology Cup is given each year to a Sixth Form Biology student
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  • Head of School Speech

    02 May 2014
    Liz Copping, this term's Head of School speaks to Headmaster's Assembly
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  • Head of Science admitted to Fellowship

    02 May 2014
    The School is delighted to offer its congratulations to Dr Simon Hiscocks
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  • Impressive musicians!

    01 May 2014
    Congratulations to everyone who took their examinations at the end of last term .....
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  • Two trophies at the International Netball Festival

    30 April 2014
    During the Easter break, twenty eager U14 netball players travelled to Paris to compete in the International Disney Netball Festival
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  • End of Netball Season clash!

    02 April 2014
    The annual Senior Boys v Girls Netball Match took place in the last week of term
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  • Gurkhas perform in support of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity

    30 March 2014
    On Thursday 27th March the School was pleased to host a concert by the Band of the Royal Brigade of Gurkhas in support of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity.
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  • Let's talk careers

    24 March 2014
    As part of the School's programme of careers advice, we were very fortunate at the end of March to welcome six Old Suttonians
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  • U10 Rugby Tournament

    19 March 2014
    With pitches bathed in warm spring sunshine, we were delighted to welcome twelve Kent prep schools
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  • Laughing out loud

    06 March 2014
    There was real laughing out loud in the Library this week
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  • New Head of Rugby

    06 March 2014
    We are delighted to announce the appointment of Mr Mark Howell as the School’s new Head of Rugby from April 2014